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Beauty Behind the Walls: Helping Homeowners Achieve Sustainable Net Zero Energy Builds

Homebuyers across the country are looking for definitive ways to achieve extreme efficiency. While some want energy efficiency, others are setting their sights on net zero energy homes. This trend isn't limited to areas within the U.S. and Canada that are mandating or suggesting net zero energy building. It's also for those who want a stable energy bill and want to reduce their carbon footprint and emphasize sustainable living.
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When to Use Legacy® Premium Sub-Flooring According to the Pros

With many sub-flooring options on the market, building professionals must weigh their options and make a decision that can be tough when co…

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Building Trends: Choosing Fire-Rated OSB for Deck Wrap Texas Donut Construction

Population growth in many U.S. cities is fueling the rise of a different building design within its urban and suburban areas. This demand f…

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How Does Sustainable Building Affect the Construction Industry?

As new data and construction practices shape the building industry, sustainable construction takes on new and improved forms based on expan…

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Tighter Building Envelopes

Overall, improvements in building envelopes have helped homeowners benefit from greater protection against moisture. Builders are able to c…

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LP Building Solutions: Our Part in the Future of Green Building

Sustainability and resiliency go hand-in-hand when it comes to the building industry's future. Sustainability starts in the building indust…

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IBSx 2021: Looking at Top Trends, Takeaways and Innovation

The 2021 NAHB International Builders' Show (IBS) took on a new format this year. The entire event took place virtually through engaging onl…

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Managing Moisture Behind Board and Batten Siding

While board and batten siding is typically made of wood, it can also be made from vinyl, fiber cement or even steel. But if you're worried …

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What Do We Mean When We Say LP SmartSide Acclimates to its Environment?

We hear it time and time again from first-time LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding users: “Why do installation instr…

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Resilient Construction: How To Make Your Builds More Weather-Resistant

You may have recently heard the terms “resilient construction” or “weather-resistant building” being used more frequently within the archit…

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Flame Spread vs. Burn Through vs. Fireproof

While LP® FlameBlock® Fire-Rated Sheathing offers both flame-spread and burn-through resistance, it’s importa…

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Why Premium Sub-Floors Are Making the Biggest Floor Trends Look Better

Sub-floors are often an overlooked part of a home build, especially since the flooring system isn't visible to homeowners. But builders and…

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Answer Demand for Urban Living: Best Practices for Tall and Skinny Housing Builds

Many U.S. cities are experiencing population booms, and their new residents are demanding to live closer to the city's core. This home buil…